In maths today we used our ratio skills to mix mocktails; we had to explain the different juices in terms of ratios, percentages and fractions.
Here are our masks, thank you Mr Scott.
It’s been just over 2 weeks & the results are quite disgusting. The bread that was rubbed on the children’s chairs & tables had the most mould growth on.
We have been pushing ourselves this week with circuits. We had 45 seconds per activity and will do the same again next week to see if we can improve our scores.
We have been enjoying a new picture book ‘The Viewer’. In science we have been investigating bacteria using slices of bread that have been handled by every child/by one child/using clean gloves/wiped on the tables and now we are waiting to see what microbes develop! We have also planted potatoes inside the classroom and outside and will make predictions about their growth. A Busy week!
This year, the children (and parents) made an incredible effort with an amazing array of costumes. We held a’Book in a Jar’ competition. The entries were so imaginative, and a child from each class won a book token. All week ‘Shelfies’ had been displayed around school (photographs of members of staff’s bookshelves), and the children had to guess who they belonged to. We revealed the owners in assembly. A great day celebrating the joy of books.
This term Vinnie is teaching us ‘extreme frisbee’. We played indoors this week due to the cold weather. We learnt to stand with our hands up in the crab position ready to catch. We played ‘frisbee golf’ to help improve our aiming and throwing (and it was a lot of fun).
In literacy we are improving our persuasive writing skills. We have been researching the devastating effect of plastic pollution in our oceans and seas and asking ourselves what can we do to make a positive change. As a class we are going to reduce our use of plastic and we are writing to local businesses to persuade them to reduce plastic use (especially single-use like straws and takeaway containers). Some of the children have already finished and delivered their letters, we will keep you posted with any developments.
This term our is topic is ‘Hola Mexico’. We also have a new map of the world which the children are enjoying looking at and talking about and catching up on ‘First News’.
On the last day of term Emerald Class had a party. Mrs D-B & Mrs Howard made delicious cakes & Mrs N-G mixed mocktails.
Have a lovely holiday.
In science we learnt about Charles Darwin – on his visit to the Galapagos Islands he discovered several species of finches that varied from island to island, this helped him to develop his theory of natural selection. We had different ‘beaks’ (cocktail sticks, pegs, tweezers, chopsticks) and had to predict which would be most suited to pick up different ‘foods’.
The children have started to present their science homework – how fossils are formed.
Last week we received letters from our buddies inviting us to watch their Nativity. We loved reading them and looking at the pictures they had drawn. We wrote back to the and watched them on Monday – what a great job they did.
…this is what happens!
This week we learnt all about how animals adapt to survive their environment with Tamsin from Stroud Valleys Project. We learnt about the hazards of migration, how hedgehogs hibernate and use natural materials as insulation, that hibernation in hot or dry weather is called ‘aestivation’ and much, much more.
We had the most fabulous day at the farm with Kate & Martin. The children transformed into Celtic Warriors (complete with capes and blue face paint). They used maps to find their Celtic Kit, built roundhouses, improved their fire lighting skills, cooked on an open fire and tried their hand at wattle and daub.
Today, instead of reading, we let our Buddies show us old Year 6 children how to play!
What a fantastic and delicious day! The children really impressed us with their skills, not only did they look and taste great, some of the children worked together and showed collaborative skills. Each entry had positive qualities. I was particularity pleased with how articulate the children were talking to adults about their hard efforts. That said…I don’t want to eat another cake for a long time…you can have too much of a good thing!
This term Emerald Class have been learning about the Stone Age. We have foraged for food and cooked and eaten berries and nettles, cooked bone marrow on a fire (which we lit using flint) and ate it (the children loved it) and went to the Museum in the Park to learn more about Stone Age fossils.
Every Friday the Year 6 children ‘buddy up’ with their Reception ‘buddy’, it is a a great opportunity for the older children to read to the younger children and talk about books. I feel very proud when I look at them and see how nurturing and caring they are, what great role models.
…and what a lot of fun it is! The children have loved using their imaginations, getting dressed up and just having fun.
21 April 2018
In maths this week we have been investigating Pi.
26 March 2018
To be tested Monday 16th April 2018.
21 March 2018
to be tested Monday 26th March 2018
13 March 2018
To be tested on Monday 19th March 2018.
06 March 2018
To be tested Monday 12th March 2018.
26 February 2018
To be tested on Monday 5th March 2018.
20 February 2018
To be tested Monday 26th February 2018
05 February 2018
to be tested Monday 19th February 2018
Great Emerald Class Bake Off
30 January 2018
This Friday 2nd February.
30 January 2018
you will be tested on Monday 5th February.